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ct means no b.s. just telling you what's going on in politics today. >>at the only on-line forum with a direct line to bill press. >>it's something i've been waiting for a long time. >>join the debate now. >> announcer: heard around the country and seen on current tv
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this is the "bill press show." >> bill: hey, it is 24 minutes after the hour. talking about jeb bush yesterday coming down, clasping down hard on the -- on today's republican party. saying we've become so extreme, so much dominated by the tea party that his father couldn't get elected today and neither could ronald reagan. reagan couldn't win a republican primary. i think he's absolutely right moses, too bad. moses is calling from st. ann, illinois. hey, moses, good morning. >> caller: good morning. my question, i keep thinking of the republicans today as -- are they really -- i've been thinking of them dixie-crates. are they something worse than a dixie-crat and if they aren't, what are they? you keep calling them the tea party.
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to me, that's just a made-up name. they're still republican but they're so extreme, i just can't are. >> bill: well, first of all, total complete opposition to that. >> it is going to take some time to rebuild, but, you know, the people are strong here so -- you know >> bill: i'm glad the mayor canceled the marathon too. >> i don't know if you saw the
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transcript in the daily news thatted what his comments about the president not coming to new york city. basically saying that today and their goal is to shut government down. they don't want government to work. so they don't want to solve any problems. they don't want a highway built. they don't want an increase in [ technical difficulties ] >> caller: i listed a seventh, and an article that saw. or before that when they've had administrations, they would keep spending all of the cut taxes,
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>> caller: enough is enough with this. the republicans basically want to take us down you just pointed out sheldon adelson. >> bill: great. great point. thank you for the call. she is really right, republicans -- i'm sorry, some people in the media are already trying to discount right, the president's victory. they know he is going to win, so now they want to undercut it by
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[ technical difficulties ] >> bill: so much for obama throwing israel under the bus. the latest gallup poll shows the president is leading among jewish voters. 70 to 27%. dylan byers is reporting this morning that the "washington post" surveyed 13 journalists, pundits, strategists, and asked them who do they think is going to win tomorrow? even out of 13 said president
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obama is going to win. >> on twitter @bpshow, we're asking you, why are you voting. why is it important to vote. we have a lot of responses so far. mr. k said because we have been squeezed and choked by trickle down for 30 years. i have faith in a proven leader. lynn says i am voting because that's how is a government is developed, and let's go to philip in florida who says i usually don't vote, but this is far too important, i'm bringing two of my none voting friends with me. again, @bpshow. >> bill: all right. malica hengderson will be
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joining us in a moment. but right now, rick in scottsdale. >> caller: hey, bill i'm base i will voting for my life if i went to the state or a private organization, i would basically be dead. i am disabled my son is disabled, he is
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[ technical difficulties ] >> bill: cd is calling from cam camdonton, missouri. >> caller: good morning, bill. i can tell that big money has come in, because he is back on tv again. >> bill: you know what what they said all those shameless -- [ technical difficulties ] >> bill: i knew that would put money in at the end. >> caller: bill, what i called about is the embarrassing thing about -- it's the 21st century and what the republicans are doing to our voting rights in
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florida and ohio. >> bill: yes. >> caller: it's totally disgusting that they can even have a good night's sleep when they can get to the public. >> bill: we're talking about early voting. how can you argue that early voting is not good for this country, right? >> bill: there was a republican on the tv who said we can't win if there is a national vote. >> bill: one of the state senator said there's no doubt about it. what we're doing is to make it easier for mitt romney to win -- make it possible for mitt romney to win pennsylvania. but there's no doubt about it,
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and that's exactly what rick scott is up to in florida. they cut early voting in half from 28 days -- [ technical difficulties ] >> bill: they looked like the gas lines up in new jersey right. and others they just closed the doors, they could not vote, and rick scott the governor refused to extent it. in one county the judge said they had to open up early. linda is in cincinnati, hey, lynn da, ohio the eye of the storm. >> caller: that's right. and we are roaring down here in spite of john huestead who is
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just trying to block the vote. if romney is so confident about his policies why is he trying to stop the vote? he knows that he is wrong. the thing on race and playing the race card that he accused obama of they have done that since day one, rick scott in florida, he should be in jail. >> bill: remember linda, he was almost in jail once for health care fraud. he has paid the biggest fine for health care fraud in the history of the country and it's amazing
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[ technical difficulties ] >> bill: in mitt romney's world the cars get the elevator and the workers get the shaft. terry in tolton, in in. >> caller: in king county washington, they have victory vote vans to are going around and collecting ballots from people's homes and they are not being delivered. you can check it yourself. >> bill: i will. >> caller: it's pretty scary. voting has always been important to me. i've been voting since i was legally able to and i have never seen such fraud. how can they live with themselves? this is horrible. >> bill: i saw this woman last night, hit of this organization called true the vote. it's a totally phony organization.
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she insists that she's just there to make sure every vote is accurate and true and protecting democracy. she's totally by part 10 she says, and yet is head of the tea party of their county. they're just out to steal the vote because they know they can't win it letting malty and we can't let that happen. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ]
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television, the "bill press show" now on current tv. >> bill: 13 minutes now before the top of the hour. peter what is happening on twitter? >> lots of twitter, we're tweeting @bpshow. we're asking you to give us your reasons why you are voting for barack obama. ken says we have two or three supreme court justices that could be replaced. [ inaudible ] says i'm voting for the president because i have a preexisting condition, i'm a woman. and jessica says i'm voting for
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president obama because i have daughters, and i care about their future. >> bill: yeah. do you think he went flying with the geese or whatever -- [ laughter ] >> bill: here we go it's the end of the road last cycle today, and poor malica henderson has been following these guys for months. hi malika. >> hi good morning. i cannot believe it's over. >> bill: i can't believe you are not in de beque, iowa or someplace. >> yeah, they have a couple of us back here in the news room for these last couple of days.
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i have to count myself lucky that i'm not in iowa or ohio but we'll see how this ends tomorrow. obama will end his campaign in ohio. and he is ahead by six points or something. and romney will end his race in new hampshire. >> bill: i do have to ask you this question, because i got into some trouble for asking this question last week, but i still think -- and i'm just asking objectively, when you look at hurricane sandy, because we spent most of last week talking about hurricane sandy last week, with good reason but it does have a political dimension, so i'm asking you, do you think it ended up helping
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president obama or governor romney? >> i it helps the president. because mitt romney was left doing nothing. he collected canned goods or something in iowa, and it seemed like it was helping because also make political headway. i think it certainly iced mitt romney's momentum as well and i think in times of national trauma, people rally behind the guy who is in the job. >> bill: yeah, provided he is doing his job, and the president really was. now the battleground states vice president biden in ohio made it very clear how important ohio is. here is a quick clip.
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>> we need you. together we can win ohio and if he win ohio we win this election. >> bill: that's kind of it isn't? >> that is it. and they are feeling good. he emailed back two words easy breezy. i'm sure he is not taking it that much in stride but they are feeling much better at this point. the republicans are already taking over the bones of this election. you see them preblaming sandy preblaming chris lavoietive. >> bill: there's also a story that paul ryan is making post-election, non-vice presidential plans you know? >> right. and the republicans i talk to they have some who say if they
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just let ryan be ryan this would be going much better for the republicans. maybe if this was a more conservative tickets, they would be in a better position at this point. >> bill: we have seen it the liberals say if only he had gone farther to the left we could have won, and the republicans say if only he went farther to the right, we would have won. thank you, we'll talk to you soon. >> thanks, bill. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." the only time of year you can savor 5 succulent crab entrees all under 20 dollars. like a half-pound of tender snow crab
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rry. they guy has flipped more than a crack house mattress. (vo) so we gave him a weekly show. >> thank you. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." >> bill: well, this is a historic day actually, think about it. for about it is the last day of
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the last campaign of his life. he's not going to run for any office after he runs for reelection. he starts out in madison wisconsin. we love you madison. going to be there on m.l.k. boulevard, leaves then to go to ohio, back to ohio, columbus, ohio this afternoon speaking to a big event at the nationwide arena in columbus. then he goes to des moines we love you iowa, too. iowa is going to deliver for obama, his last campaign event in iowa. the first lady will accompany him today. they will end up in chicago, in their home, ready to sit out election day and celebrate tomorrow night. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show."
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>> good morning. happy monday morning monday, november 5. great to see you today. welcome to the full court press. the day before the election and wild campaigning day today for barack obama and mitt romney. wouldn't you know it, the election's not even here yet and the republicans are trying to steal it. in florida over the weekend. rick scott and the legislature
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cut the early voting and thousands not able to vote until 1:00 in the morning the governor still refused to extend early voting. it's looking like 2000 in florida all over again. we'll find you the what had that's about and a whole lot more here today. let's get the latest, lisa ferguson up in los angeles. good morning. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. better news when it comes to voting. president obama has the lead in early votes although not as big as the least four years ago over john mccain. nearly 30 million americans have already cast their ballots. it is important to note none of these ballots have actually been counted yet. when we're dealing with early voting, we base the numbers on voting affiliations, assuming people are voting along their party lines. democrats have the lead in
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florida, iowa, nevada and north carolina. republicans have a small edge in colorado. >> many voters are wondering why can't they cavity their ballots on line. that could solve a huge number of problems, long polling lines and that election day is not a national holiday. experts say it's a security issue and the risk of hacking is too high. we do plenty of other secure things on line, file taxes pay credit card bills enter your social security number, the list goes on. the voting machines have their own fair share of security issues. critics say it would take just $11 and an eighth grade science education to hack the machines used by american voters. there's no way to track the original vote. we can hope for on line voting in the future, but for now, it
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is not in the cards. stay with us. importantly to take the time to learn about each candidate's stance on the issues that matter to you. to help you make informed decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. vote smart. our democracy depends on an informed electorate.
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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: >> bill: it is monday, november 5. time to get ready to vote except in florida. they are trying to stop people from voting in florida. rick scott knows he's going to lose florida more mitt romney and they are trying to prevent that from happening. good morning everybody. it is a beautiful monday here in urinate's capitol. this is the full court press.
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beaming out to you on your legal progressive talk radio station where we happen to be in the united states states of america and on current tv. good to have you with us and we invite you to join the conversation. give us a call at 1-866-55-press. join us on twitter and debate the issues on the air. go to click and you are there. lots to talk about in terms of house raises, senate raises. rebekah berg joins us from buzz
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feed. very exciting with our newark to know presence here. >> we've been holding our end. it's been fun. >> bill: and our regular team here. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> our videographer has got us going. i do have to tell you hurricane sandy struck home this week. my dad had retired to fenwick island delaware, right in the brunt of hurricane sandy. when he passed away, we inherited his home in delaware. went over there to see what might have happened. it's in bad bad shape.
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>> oh, no! >> bill: yeah, we were flooded and it's really sad to go through your house and find every room, mud, you know, seaweed everywhere. it's going to be major major major rare. we have flood insurance but it's going to be a lot of money and a long time before has house is back. >> that suction. >> bill: if ever. we're the no the only house in that area. it was on the bay side and a lot of damage. this brought home all that we've seen. nothing by the way this is a vacation house not somebody's home, nothing like stanton island and coast of new jersey, but a reminder to me that was one hell of a storm. back on the campaign trail, it was barack obama, mitt romney, bill clinton, and joe biden out there over the weekend and we did set the clocks back saturday
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night one hour. my favorite night of the year when you get an extra hour's sleep. >> last night was end of daylight's saving time. it is mitt romney's favorite time of the year. it's true. it's the only time he actually gets to turn the clock back and win. >> bill: go backward, not forward. they've unleashed joe biden. i love it, too. >> that is a bumper sticker. unleash the biden. >> bill: rebekah berg here. >> other headlines making news on this monday, another day another celebrity endorsement this one for mitt romney, mr. burns, homer simpson's boss on the simpson's endorsed romney. he appears in his mansion
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sitting next to binders full of women and says that despite those unimaginably good jobs numbers feels good that romney will win. the simpson producers are simply mocking the republican nominee. >> bill: they always say that romney looks like the boss who fired you. >> there egg. a movie about rush limb limbaugh is in the works. john cusack will portray him. >> bill: give me a break. >> i would totally watch it. >> bill: would you? >> absolutely. there's a lot of stuff to talk about with him. >> bill: i guess so. >> plenty of bad. >> bill: yeah. if you get into the oxycontin
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and other rumors, shall we say? >> anheuser-busch is one of many companies helping out. >> bill: who plays all the different wives? >> could be a couple more by the time the movie comes out. >> anheuser-busch is helping out in hurricane sandy relief efforts, turning beer into water. >> bill: water into wine. >> it turned its beer can production lines into water lines. they labeled them at water filled them with water shipped them to disaster areas. they've shipped 44,000 cases of canned water to the east coast this week free of charge. >> bill: that's really a cooling idea. that's good. except it's just a little can. >> 12-ounces. >> they could maybe put a couple
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of beers in that pack, by the way. >> who turns down a beer? >> bill: the lucky people get the beer not the water. >> right right. >> bill: rebekah you covered the congress. out of a been out on the road with some of these candidates, particularly spent time in missouri followinged to akin, right? >> yes a whole week, actually. >> akin's comments, has he come back at all or how do you read it? >> that is the amazing thing. he has come back, and i think due to nothing in particular that his campaign has done, but because so much time has passed and because missouri is becoming such a republican state people are starting to forgive and forget. you saw a lot of republicans coming back into the fold, not
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being enthusiastic about it, but still kind of sucking it up and getting prepared to vote for him. >> bill: what he said wasn't so bad. >> exactly. >> bill: and we want somebody who won't vote for harry reid. >> they are focused on the economy and jobs and see akin as a republican who will vote for more fiscal austerity. >> bill: if they had even half a brain on economic issues, they would volt for mccaskill, in my opinion. is there any sign that the republican super pacs all of whom promised their going to abandon todd akin have changed their minds? >> they absolutely have. you see a ton of money flowing
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back into this race and even through back channels. >> bill: i knew it, i knew it. >> they said exapplication sitly early in the campaign that they would not. >> you called that right after it happened. >> bill: i knew it. you can't believe anything they say. how does it look today is mccaskill going to come back? >> the polls are very close in the state. honestly, i feel uncomfortable predicting what's going to happen, because there are so many republicans who have been on the fence. i think that the polls could be underestimating republican support for akin, because people may feel uncomfortable saying they support him but when they were in the voting booth by themselves and see that there is an r. next to his name, might vote for him. >> bill: i don't hesitate to say
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claire mccaskill is going to win. todd akin would be a disaster and embarrassment to the whole country. not far away and related, of course is related in the sense another mail chauvenist pick is richard mourdoch in indiana similar troubles. >> everyone was of course quick to associate what mourdoch said about rape to what akin said about rape. it's an easy association for people to make and that was the problem with him even broaching the subject. i was talking to one source who said when you are this close to an election, there are some things you shouldn't say hitler, rape. >> you never bring hitler into the conversation. >> bill: when you're arguing about rape or having to explain
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your position on when rape is ok and not ok, you've lost with that you've lost. >> right. >> >> bill: did mourdoch lose enough you? he's the candidate democrats wanted to run against in indiana. joe donnelly, i mean, he's a blue dog democratic. >> he is also pro life, but he makes an exception for rape, so that's the one difference in that particular area. they are -- the polls have absolutely switched and donnelly is leading now slightly, and it's a huge win for democrats. they've had a lot of races turn out in this really lucky way you know, by. >> bill: democrats can thank the tea party for doing their work for them in the primary in many states. looks like indiana for joe donnelly. how about connecticut? i thought linda mcmain, the wrestling lady up for her second
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attempt at the u.s. senate. >> i like that, wrestling lady. >> bill: she's running against a great democratic, congressman chris murphy. she said this morning, by the way, that it's ok to volt for obama, as long as you also vote for me. she's not telling people to vote for romney, she's indicating volt for obama. >> did she reallile? >> they put this on the door knockers that they handed out to people. it's fascinating because linda mcmain donated $150,000 to romney's campaign and is now telling people to vote for obama. it's the height of hypocrisy. >> bill: she notes connecticut is going to go blue. >> you never know if they will switch before election day but
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it seems to be trending in murphy's favor. >> bill: i think people feel she's not a serious candidate for the u.s. senate. on the first run for public office, u.s. senate, representing connecticut? >> when your legacy is that you were dealing with fake wrestling, i don't think you get a whole lot of legitimacy from that. >> bill: also you might make some parallels. virginia. >> it has been a really civil senate race. allen has run before, there was the huge controversy that came out of that run yet cain and allen to each other have been surprisingly civil. i've seen polls having him lead by four points. it's looking very good for him. the interesting thing about virginia is it's a presidential
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state. whoever wins at the presidential level might have an effect on the senate race. >> bill: or the other way around that tim cain will lift obama. >> right some are saying that he could have coattails up the ballot which would be a really interesting effect. you very rarely see that. >> bill: massachusetts elizabeth warren, slam dunk. >> bill: it's getting close to that point. she's definitely trending ahead. what i have heard is that since she decided to go and nationalize the race, she has been much stronger. people have been respond to go that in massachusetts. >> bill: that's one where democrats are going to dex vote with obama. >> so much of this is about momentum momentum, and it's been up and down, but she clearly the last couple of weeks has had the momentum in her favor. >> bill: congressman john lewis up with her over the weekend.
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it's your turn. >>i know you're going to want to weigh in on these issues. >>connect with "full court press with bill press" at and on twitter at bpshow. >>i believe people are hungry for it. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: chatting with you live at press. >> bill: 25 minutes after the hour here on the full court press this monday, november 5. peter, coming on elizabeth warren? >> yeah, twitting @bpshow.
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>> bill: she would keep the pressure on to do something about wall street, which has been people have been getting away with murder on wall street. she came up with the idea of the consumer finance protection bureau, now the law of the land, and she should be there to make sure it's working. two other issues coming up, you've written today about the farm bill. >> yes, i have. >> bill: they left town without doing anything. >> they did a huge surprise, right? >> bill: they have to do it when they come back. >> yes. it's plain to me they put a pause on the farm bill before everyone left to campaign because there was concern among republicans that obama would be able to sign a farm bill in the middle of an iowa corn field is the way the staffer put it to
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me. >> bill: shows that their main goal for the last two years at least, if not four, has been to prevent obama from having any or from passing anything that obama could take credit for in any way whatsoever. >> it's been a hugely obstructionist congress, absolutely. there's no reason to think that won't continue. >> bill: i was going to ask you that. so when president obama is reelected and republicans realize that the whole mitch mcconnell's goal of our number one priority is to prevent president obama from being reelected and that's not an option, do you think they'll consider let's do the work of the people and get things done. >> you would hope that that is what they do, but there will be another election after obama is no longer president. there's always another election.
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i'm afraid that the thinking in congress right now is always looking ahead to that next election, and it didn't always used to be that way. it used to be that compromise was not a dirty word in congress. i think people still think that if they compromise, it makes it look like they're ceding ground to the other side. >> bill: your prediction is more grid lock. >> if the senate remains in republican hands there's no incentive to bring the sides together. >> bill: other than what they're elected to do, what the american people want and need, you know. >> exactly. >> bill: drives me crazy. rebecca berg, i don't blame you for it, though. thanks so much for coming in today. >> thank you. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show."
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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: this is the full court press, the "bill press show" live on your radio, and on current tv. >> bill: it's almost over, not quite yet, one more day to go. this is monday, november 5, good morning, everybody. 33 minutes after the hour, now here on the full court press coming to you live from our nation's capital. we're going to talk to you about the economy. there's bill tankersly in studio with us. thank you for being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> bill: i'm wearing my scarf first because it's real chilly
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in washington. >> it is. >> bill: this is a hand woven scarf by my wife, carol. she does great work. this is ray i don't know chenile. they make great holiday presents. i encourage you to go to our website and click on stars and you'll see lots of different colors and designs each hand woven by carol in her studio. peter has already ordered 10 or 12. >> a baker's dozen. for christmas yes indeed. >> bill: i'm going to hold you to it. everybody's anticipating friday's job report, the last before the election. it came out that the jobs
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unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9% and 171,000 jobs added in the month of october. could have been a lot worse for obama, couldn't it? >> i think it's good for obama because it wasn't bad. that's the easiest way to put it. at this point in the election, most people sort of have frozen in their mind their general sense of where things are going. that's not going to shift much unless there was a big change and there wasn't a big change. a big change down would really play into that last minute argument that if you live anywhere close to a swing state you're seeing about the horrible obama economy and how it's time for a change. >> bill: the administration's able to say, the president's ail to say 32 months of positive job growth, not overwhelming, but positive. i think it's 5.4 million new
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private sector jobs that people can count or were created in the last four years takes the wind out of the sails of mitt romney's argument that the economy is not getting better under president obama right? >> the short answer is yes, the economy is getting better. we should acknowledge that this recovery from recession the recession was very bad the recovery has been much weaker than most recoveries from previous recessions we've seen. it's also a different type of recession, different type of recovery and with sort of the big debt crisis that got us into it personal debt, household debt the housing crisis and financial crisis, these are hard things to get out of. >> especially when you have all of them happening at one time, right? >> yes, all of that said, if you're just, most americans haven't lived through anything like that in their lives.
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if you're just looking at the pace of the recovery, mitt romney has a very good case to make that this is a much slower recovery than we're used to or would want it to be. what we have seen clearly in the last few months is that the pace of job creation has picked up. again, we're not going gang busters, but it's improving. >> bill: and it is steady, economic rove, all moving in the right direction right? >> yes. >> bill: over an extended period of time. >> right. let's be clear that could stop by the end of the year, the huge fiscal retraction, if a bunch of spending goes away, you could see us back in recession. >> bill: don't you think there has to be a meeting of the minds that we cannot allow ourselves to go over the fiscal cliff even if it means raising some
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revenue? >> my guess is that we will absolutely see some sort of a meeting of that minds. now it depends who wins tomorrow, what that meeting of the minds will look like, if mitt romney wins, you will see it look much difference from the congressional republicans then you will see if the president wins. again, the question will be who's going to blink first and will they do it in the next few months or will they punt, you know a six month sort of get out of fiscal cliff free card that they pass to just push off this decision into the start of the next term for whatever that president's going to be, these will be the important questions. >> bill: you said earlier, i just wanted to come back to it, in this election, you've got benghazi obamacare immigration reform there's really only one issue, isn't the there though, deciding the election, it's jobs and the economy.
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>> the polling is overwhelming. depends on what all you throw in there for how big that is, if you throw the national debt and government spending into jobs and the economy you have basically almost everyone as their dominant issue. even if you just restrict to jobs and growth, that's still a clear majority of those polls. this is an economy election, has been from the start. almost assuredly why the republicans have nominated mitt romney. it's been the response to mitt romney why they've been responding to them the way they have for more than a year now this is an economy election. >> bill: i was just thinking, peter, there's another reason they ended up nominating mitt romney because the alternatives were michele bachmann, herman cain donald trump. >> rick puree. we forget about rick perry. >> he forgets a lot of things himself. >> from the economy grounds, they looked to texas and said
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here is a state doing great and a beloved governor, let's toss him into the mix and obviously he sank rather than swim. >> bill: we do forget about rick perry. romney, one slice of the economy is the auto bailout right? >> right. >> bill: probably looking back, the best decision obama made during his first term, would you agree? >> i would say politically it's the most consequential economic decision he made. >> bill: economic and political. >> right for political purposes, far and away. they spent he pushed through like close to an $800 billion economic plan that stopped the freefall and created three and a half million jobs. that was $800 billion. he spent $85 billion of the tarp funds on the auto bailout
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$25 billion is going to be a net cost to taxpayers. that probably saved a million jobs in the supply chains in the auto industry across the midwest and that $85 billion absolutely much more politically consequential. >> bill: mitt romney has come to realize that in the state of ohio particularly, which a republican history would tell us has to win in order to win the presidency, and he finds if he's not winning ohio in the polls and it seems to be because of the auto bailout. >> there's a durability the president has in ohio that he doesn't have across the other swing states, colorado, florida. it's different in ohio, probably what kept michigan from being in play. barring this last minute switch, it would appear to be a big
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bleed overinto pennsylvania. it's the idea that it's one thing to spend a huge amount of money on nebulous projects that not a lot of people saw from the stimulus. it's another thing to rescue an iconic industry that everyone around you knows their job depends on in one shape or another. >> bill: right. they see those plants reopen, people rehired new people getting jobs in that auto industry in their communities. and all the suppliers, you know and the people that prop up these jobs. >> right. the president from the start has made the case this would be a good thing for ohio, running on it more or less. he's helped with the fact that sherrod brown has been running on it aggressively. ohio has heard a lot of good things about the auto rescue. democrats call it a rescue, republicans a bailout. that seems to have helped them. if you doubt that, just look at
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the jeep ad romney put out last week. >> bill: romney's response is to say first of all well, obama did exactly what i told him he should do, wrong. people have pointed that out. romney would have allowed no federal funds hoping to raise money for the banks. he said obama saved jeep so they could ship the jobs to china where the head of g.m. and every paper in ohio and michigan said wrong. did that backfire on romney? >> we have not seen anything in the polls in ohio to suggest that it worked for him. we haven't seen a huge back lash either. we'll find out particularly in that northeast and northwest ohio tomorrow. we'll find out how big the penalty runs up margins. if they're really, really big maybe that ad did backfire. >> bill: we're talking jobs and
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christie. i think that's very exciting. what do you think mitt romney is the businessman the economist in the financial times both endorsed barack obama. interesting. >> if you read the f.t.'s column you have the that one's less of a surprise to me. they are fairly sort of a center left publication and barack obama has a center left plan for the second term. >> bill: it was not a ringing endorsement. >> it was a tortured endorsement. they seem to be trying to talk themselves into romney, could not and tried to talk themselves into endorsing obama and finally said we have to endorse someone. two publications. i don't know how much endorsements impact the race. i don't think your undecided voter in ohio is reading the
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economist every day. >> bill: you don't think he is going to swing the election in ohio? [ laughter ] >> no, i don't. in the same way, it is interesting that they have endorsed barack obama. >> bill: carol from new buffalo. >> i am not surprised that your wife made that scarf. people named carol are very creative. >> bill: touche. >> my grandparents came from germany and czechoslovakia. it is important to have a very strong president. >> bill: ok, got got it. good to hear from you.
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out in at a coma, hi, bob. >> caller: anytime anybody votes for a republican, they're voting for grid lock, for obstruction they're voting against the social safety nets that we've had in place for so long and people need to wake up, because we are very close to, my fear is that even if obama wins and that's a big if, and even if we keep the senate and that's a big if, so long the house goes to the republicans who i feel are the present day confederate standing they conspired against the people. >> bill: in the in that of time, i've got to move on. you mentioned the sequestration. i think obama will win
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reelection, republicans are going to have to come to the table on this fiscal cliff. >> it's going to be fascinating because there's two big things. everyone is focused on the spenting cuts, the tax expiration expiration of the bush tax cuts. even if they work that out sometime in january probably, we hit the debt ceiling again. there i'm not sure. >> bill: i forget that was coming back. >> i think that's a much bigger threat to our economy because this they can't work out a deal and the last time, it was 11th 11th hour. if they can't work a deal and we have to stop paying certain obligations to the u.s. government or default on our debts, but in an entirely self-inflicted way that's going to wreck the economy. >> bill: and we're in the fiscal cliff because they couldn't work out a deal on the debt ceiling the last time around.
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to eight and then when there were so many people in line on saturday, the last day of early voting, a lot of them didn't get to vote. some of them couldn't vote until 1:00 sunday morning rick scott still refused to extend early vote to go allow those people to vote. why? he's afraid too many of them may vote democratic. yes. scott's not alone. thirty states, republicans tried to suppress the vote. now, ask yourself, when is the last time you heard mitt romney ever complain about or condemn efforts to suppress the vote? never, never never. he's part of the plan. my parting shot for today folks. tomorrow senator sherrod brown from ohio, have a good one. see you back here tomorrow.
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